Rainier's Articles

Sony Computer Entertainment Acquires SN Systems

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that it had reached an agreement in principle to acquire UK-based game applications developer SN Systems Limited. With this acquisition, SCEI aims to further enhance the development environment and tools that the company provides to the creative community for developing computer entertainment content for PS3.

'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' (NGC) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Link, a young man raised as a wrangler in a small, rural village, is ordered by the mayor to attend the Hyrule Summit. He sets off, oblivious to the dark fate that has descended upon the kingdom. When he enters the Twilight Realm that has covered Hyrule, he transforms into a wolf and is captured. A mysterious figure named Midna helps him break free, and with the aid of her magic, they set off to free the land from the shadows.

Gets Your Face in the 'Football Manager 2006' Game Contest - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Be the envy of all your friends and family and have your "Face in the Game" with Football Manager! Sports Interactive and SEGA are once again offering you the chance to feature as an actual player or member of staff in the ultimate in PC football management titles, Football Manager 2006.

'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Taking Political Heat

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not only Rockstar's GTA: San Andreas seems to cause controversy but now Atari's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is getting scrutinized. New York City Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Chair of the Public Safety Committee and leader of the fight against graffiti, has called for Atari to scrap plans to release its graffiti based video game, accusing Atari of aiding and abetting criminal behaviour.

'Mario Superstar Baseball' (NGC) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario Superstar Baseball combines an intuitive hitting system with easy-to-learn fielding and pitching controls – making it an arcade-like experience that will appeal to baseball novices and hard-core fans alike.

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No levels. No load times. Just never-ending action that doesn't stop until you leave the game! Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives you - for the first time ever in a Hawk game - the freedom to skate, or bike, throughout a rich, expansive open environment. Once you arrive in Los Angeles, the vast city that gave birth to skate culture, the sky's the limit as you progress through the Wasteland story and choose missions that will have you immersed in the action without ever skating the same line twice.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.

'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Retail - Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The summer of cricket officially begins today: England face Australia at Lords in the 1st Test of the hugely anticipated Ashes series and the game that makes the British summer great officially arrives in stores... Yes, Brian Lara International Cricket is out today as the world's greatest batsman makes a triumphant return to game screens in Brian Lara International Cricket.

'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice Overs

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Marc Ecko today announced an incredible lineup of Hollywood talent providing voices for Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, George Hamilton, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam West, Andy Dick, Charlie Murphy, The RZA, and Michael “M.C. Serch” Berrin will all add their voice to the first video game based on urban culture and graffiti art.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Also Coming To The PSP - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced today that Pro Evolution Soccer 5 will be released for the PSP this autumn, featuring the utter realism, intuitive play and fast-paced action of the ever-popular series. The handheld version will also be almost identical in terms of available clubs and international sides, with 57 national sides lining up alongside 136 club teams.